Hey Brah, thanks for the Southern / Country Rock fest; I really enjoyed those tracks. It's funny how devisive country music can be - a lot of people I know say they don't like it, but then when you play or mention some tracks to them they go "Oh, I like that
stuff, I just hate country music."
I guess part of the problem is the 'sh!t-kicker' image, kind of epitomised by that scene in the Blues Brothers when they're in Bob's Country Bunker and the lady says "Oh, we like both
kinds of music here..." (Country and
I think you'd enjoy that BBC documentary on Southern rock. It's disappeared from iPlayer, but I found it on YT:
Sweet Home Alabama - The Southern Rock Saga
And here's some more music back at ya...
My favourite Poco track: Rose of Cimarron
. Love the orchestral arrangement on that.
New Riders of the Purple Sage - On My Way Back Home
. A bit wimpy maybe (although I do like the peddle steel work), but it always gives me goosebumps as it was used in the 70s as the closedown track for a certain offshore radio station that I listened to (a lot). (And still do for that matter).
Something a little more up to date: Indigo Girls - Little Perennials
. We saw them when they came to Singapore a couple of years ago but they didn't play that one unfortunately. Still a good show though IMO.
Dixie Chicks - Not Ready To Make Nice
. I expect you know the story about this one, basically it's all about the sh!t-storm they got into
for daring to question 'W' and Cheney's bigotry and their hare-brained Iraq war.
Last but not least, my favourite Steve Earle track: Copperhead Road
BTW, I agree that the original version of Ramblin' Man is the best; I just threw in the live version for a bit of variety.
BTW2, isn't that Jackson Browne playing with the Eagles on Midnight Flyer? I know he was very close to the band in terms of song-writing, etc.